Apocalypto takes the top spot

Dec 12, 2006 by Ian Evans

Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto took the top spot this week, but it wasn’t a huge winner in a week when the money was spread around a bit. The Mayan-language film took in $15 million in its opening frame, while Happy Feet, now in its fourth week, added $12.9 million to its haul.

Sony’s The Holiday debuted in third with $12.7 million, while Casino Royale’s fourth weekend saw it add another $8.9 millon to 007’s haul. Finally, the new Leonardo DiCaprio flick, Blood Diamond opened with $8.6 million to round out the top five.